I walked down to the Standard yesterday afternoon, intrigued to watch the second half of the football as Brentford were holding Liverpool to a one-one draw and bumped into Pat Fiona, and their youngest coming out of the back gate of St Joseph's. As we stood chatting a friendly looking Asian looking fellow walked past. "Hello, Father" said Pat. It was the parish priest. He is from Goa or Kerala apparently. For the first time in I don't know how long part of me wished I had gone to Saturday six o'clock mass to meet my obligation.
Later, YouTube's recommendation algorithm proposed that I should watch The State of Catholicism in Ireland w/ Mattie Harte podcast*. Is the world is trying to tell me something?
(*Murder in Mauritius which is references in the interview is here.)